i put together a photography book ADVENTures to go with the photos i exhibited as part of the small adventures exhibition. it's available as a print book or as a pdf here. if you click on preview i have set it up so you can see the whole book.
the idea with the theme was that a small adventure is an adventure in the every day, in the ordinary. this is in contrast to what might be thought of as the hunter’s quest for an exotic location, perfect conditions, or at least somewhere other and more exciting than where i am now. i have been so busy with work that i have taken less photos in the last couple of years. so i had to find a way to weave the project into that busy life. i decided to take a season of 24 days in which to pay attention to something ordinary and photograph it. it was a bit of a tenuous link but because the word adventure contains advent that was the season i elected. It is a season in the church calendar which runs from dec 1 to dec 24 focused on themes of waiting and preparation in the run up to christmas. whilst i wasn’t especially exploring those themes it felt a good season to be doing the project.
the word adventure is probably an overstatement but i found my photography re-invigorated, and noticed things that would normally have passed me by. whist i am pleased with some of the photos actually it is the whole that i like which is why i decided to put them in a book. for the exhibition i exhibited them in a long strip with one photo from each of the 24 days, and then had 3 photos from a journey via train to n wales. this layout here gives you the idea of how it looked.
i will be adding the photos to a set in flickr as well.